Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Ashfield

260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales 2131
P: (02) 9193 8000 F: (02) 9193 8089

headspace Ashfield provides a variety of services for young people aged 12 - 25 years. It's about support for mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol issues, and employment and education support. Our focus is on early intervention, having a focus on young peoples' wellbeing and having a one stop shop to help young people.

We have a range of passionate, youth friendly staff who will talk to you about your concerns in a confidential, judgement free environment. Coming to see us is free, and you can phone us, complete an enquiry form or just come in. You can also ask your parents, a health worker or case manager to refer you.

At headspace Ashfield we believe that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. headspace Ashfield aims to provide young people with opportunities to meaningfully participate and collaborate in our daily operations, structure and services.

headspace  Ashfield acknowledges where we operate on the land of the traditional custodians of this land, the Cadigal and Wangal people. The people who form part of the wider Aboriginal nation known as the Eora Nation.

Services available

Mental Health Services

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Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Doctor (GP)

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GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Reference Group

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A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs

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Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Positions available at headspace Ashfield

Psychologists , Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: New Horizons

Deadline: 31/07/2016 5:00pm

Psychologists

The Company

New Horizons is a leading Not for Profit providing individualised support for people with disability and mental illness. Our strength is in the 900+ staff who strive every day to make a meaningful difference to our Customers throughout New South Wales.

New Horizons is known for wellbeing, done well.

Working for us means working with an organisation that puts wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. Click here to read more about the benefits or working at New Horizons, and how we can support you to discover your potential 

The Opportunity

headspace Ashfield is looking for youth oriented Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists. You will work with the multidisciplinary team to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related problems in young people aged 12 -25 years and their families.

We’re very flexible and are looking for people to provide contracted services to us for as little as ½ day and up to 2 days per week. You should be eligible to provide services under Medicare.

What we can offer?

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Full administration support including reception, billing & appointment bookings;
  • Fully computerised software with IT support;
  • Fully managed care co-ordination and regular multi-disciplinary case reviews;
  • Referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services.

Skill and Experience:

  • A desire to make a difference in the lives of young people experiencing mental illness;
  • Full registration as a Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist;
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people aged 12 to 25 years old;
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to Bulk Bill;
  • An ABN;
  • Personal Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Working for us means opportunities and exposure to innovative thinking and professional growth. In this role, you will absolutely contribute to creating value and making a difference in the lives of young people and their families. 

Our workplace culture and ethos is driven by our One Team One Horizon strategic pillar and we’re committed to what we believe in, what we stand for and what others can expect from us.

For any enquiries about the role please call the below number.

02 9193 8000

To Apply:

If you are interested in the position please complete the online application below.

Applications close Sunday, 31st July 2016.

For more information contact:

Name: Vanessa Rebello
Phone: (02) 9193 8000
Email: headspaceashfield@newhorizons.net.au

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.
A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

Apply now

Mental Health Clinician (Psychological Support Services), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: New Horizons

Deadline: 31/07/2016 5:00pm

Mental Health Clinician 

  • Part time, 24 hours per week
  • Max term contract till 30th June 2017
  • Ashfield location

The Company

At New Horizons you can discover your potential and make a difference. Through honest advice, collaboration and choice we help people to improve their wellbeing and reach their goals.

We've been at the forefront of innovation since we established the worlds first social enterprise in the mid '60's. Today we're a team of more than 900 people working together to enhance wellbeing.

The Opportunity

We're looking for passionate mental health clinicians who possess a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people experiencing mental illness. You will work with the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of integrated primary mental health services.

The position will be responsible for the engagement, assessment and provision of clinical services under the Psychological Support Services Program (PSS). The focus of the PSS program is young people with moderate mental illness who are not clinically suited to mental health services funded through other arrangements such as the Better Access Initiative (Medicare).

This is a part-time opportunity, 24 hours per week, maximum term contract ending 30th June 2017. The centre operates Monday – Friday and flexible working hours can be negotiated with the successful applicant. 

Based in Ashfield, you will report to the headspace Team Leader.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide evidenced based short term focused psychological intervention/treatment for young people aged 12- 25 years
  • Liaise and work with relevant services including but not limited to; GPs, Psychiatrists, health services , NGO's, schools and youth services
  • Ensure the efficient and consistent provision of person-centred services to young people, including adherence to relevant guidelines and procedures
  • In consultation with the Team Leader, plan the PSS clinical services
  • Actively participate in service development, team meetings, quality assurance activities and WH&S initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • Maintain patient records, computer generated statistical information within headspace Ashfield
  • Prepare internal and external reports to ensure compliance with the program and funding bodies

 

Skill and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience working with young people providing evidence based psychological intervention/ treatment.
  • Experience working with at-risk young people with a range of psychosocial and co-morbidity issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with young people and carers.
  • High level of interpersonal, communication, organisational skills with proven ability to prioritise work.
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with protocols in relation to staff safety, maintaining patient records, reporting and following clear lines in relation to clinical accountability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Technical literacy with proven ability to use Microsoft Office and systems for reporting
  • Willingness to obtain an Australian Federal Police Check, WWCC and first aid certificate that meet New Horizons employment criteria prior to commencing with us

 Rewards and Recognition:

If you're looking for somewhere to pursue your passion, apply your initiative and make a difference you could benefit from:

  • Salary packaging of up to $15900+ in tax free pay per FBT year
  • Internal and external learning and development opportunities
  • Supportive corporate culture and working environment
  • Leave loading and superannuation
  • Employee Assistance Program providing counselling services
  • Eligibility for our recognition program and celebration of service.

Click here to read more about how working at New Horizons supports you to discover your potential.

For more information contact:

Name: Vanessa Rebello
Phone: (02) 9193 8000
Email: vrebello@newhorizons.net.au

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.
A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

Apply now

More information

How to give Feedback (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Ashfield seeks to provide an excellent experience for young people coming to seek help!

We value and encourage your comments about the quality of our service and will actively seek to change our service based on your feedback.

If you would like to provide us with feedback, please use our suggestion box provided onsite. We are also keen to hear from the family and friends of the young people attending our service.

If you feel we could improve any aspect of our service, please seek us out and let us know. In the first instance, talk to the staff member involved, or you can also ask to speak to our Team Leader or Manager.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing!

headspace Ashfield Team – many thanks!

How to Refer (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

There are a number of ways in which you can seek help!

If you are a young person, friend, parent or guardian you can call, complete an enquiry form online or drop-in to the centre to speak to one of our intake workers.  

Click the following link to get access to an  Enquiry Form 

Once you have filled the form out, send it digitally via email to headspaceintake@newhorizons.net.au 

Please be aware we are not a crisis service and emails are only accessible during business hours. 

For support online please visit www.eheadspace.org.au for support 9am - 2am (next day) 365 days a year.

If you require support immediately please call NSW Mental Health Access Line (1800 011 511) or LifeLine (13 11 16)

If you are a teacher, school counsellor, case manager or health professional who are wishing to introduce a young person to us, we require the completion of a Referral Form in order for the best possible experience.

Click the following link to get access to the  Service Provider  form.   

Once completed the Referral Form can be faxed to headspace Ashfield on (02) 9193 8089 or digitally via email on headspaceintake@newhorizons.net.au 

We will review your situation and get in touch within no more than two working days. We will be in touch after to offer a first appointment or to discuss other services who may be in a better position to support you.

If you're unsure whether headspace Ashfield is the right service for you, please give us a call and we can talk it through.

For Schools (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

School Presentations

headspace Ashfield offers presentations to schools broadly throughout the Inner-West, Canterbury, Burwood and Strathfield areas.

Due to the age range of our service, presentations are offered for years 7 to 12. As we are experiencing high level of interest for school presentations we have created a Booking Form.  The form allows us to manage and prioritise school presentations on a number of criteria.

Type of presentation: Please note that headspace Ashfield provides community presentations that are of a general nature with a health promotion focus. The presentations have been created to promote positive mental health and well-being and to encourage early help seeking behaviour amongst young people. Our Community Engagement team is unable to deliver presentations which are a medical intervention or have a therapeutic focus.

Invite Other Schools: We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Ashfield receives, events that encourage interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be prioritised.

Demand for request: It is important to note that while headspace Ashfield will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service

Resources: If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/resources

We also have a range of posters and help cards that are specific to the Inner-West area. Please contact us for further information (02) 9193 8000

If you wish to have headspace Ashfield present at your school please complete the form and send it to headspace Ashfield with attention to Hayden (Community Engagement Coordinator) - hfletcher@newhorizons.net.au

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School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health and Ageing, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au